One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A sexually mature male of a large wild species, such as moose or elk.
- ‘Is this the bull of the woods, or just something average?’
- ‘Remember two animals that were in full rut and were the bull-of-the-woods of the area - a big pronghorn antelope and a Canadian bull moose.’
2The supervisor of a logging camp.
- ‘The pecking order of the men in charge of the operation, beginning at the bottom, was grease monkey, bull whacker, hook tender (operation boss) and bull of the woods (superintendent).’
- ‘Lastly, a responsible hunter must factor in what's going to happen to him when the bull of the woods walks out of the timber.’
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